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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 101331.

This is two Triangulate Cobweavers, Steatoda triangulosa. They aren't dangerous to people, but quite excellent hunters of mosquitoes and flies and other spiders. They have quite potent venom against other arthropods, but not against us. That makes them ideal spiders to have as household guards against unwanted bugs.... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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nemodomi commented on picture ID 101276.

Thank you so much for your kind assistance, we're both very grateful! We finally narrowed it down to the exact right thing ... Platythomisus octomaculatus ... here is a link!https://www.flickr.com/photos/ehktang/6811036457/... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 101335.

You found my least favorite kind of arachnid, a tick. They are in class Arachnida, from there the taxonomy diverges into a different lineage than the evolution of spiders. Yes, they are quite hard to kill, I've crushed one and rinsed it down a sink drain, just to find it crawling out the next morning. If you live in a place with tick-borne diseases (I'm pretty sure you do) you should keep a ja... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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Astro1127 commented on picture ID 101335.

Found this little guy crawling on my arm in my bedroom. Very small hard to kill.... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 101214.

That is what happens when our Site Moderator files a photo into our photo gallery and data.... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 101292.

You're very welcome. Some of them have markings that look like gold glitter instead of silver. The first one I saw was in the dark and I aimed a flashlight at it. The way the markings reflected sparkly gold light was really cool. I'm going to bring some more indoors from the foundation of my house when the mosquitoes start to appear and bite. Welcome to my favorite spiders!... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 100397.

Where did your photos go? Never mind, I know now.... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 101272.

I too would like to live poolside in palm trees. I think they are bizarre-looking too. They're one of the species that got me interested in spiders. I was looking through photos of spiders in a book and couldn't believe the variety in colors and shapes. This one, in particular looks like it belongs somewhere more exotic than North America.... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 101298.

I have some gross info for you. This is a Cellar Spider that's dead or dying from a parasitic fungus that is using the spider's body as fuel and transportation. Spiders have things to fear in the dark too.... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 95874.

I'm glad you're healthy. :) This doesn't affect me as much as other people. I have no kids and no paid career. For me the only real change is that my feet are my only form of transportation now because I can't drive and my husband is working a lot, covering his co-workers' shifts. The rest of the world has actually changed over to my routine lifestyle. It took me years to get accustomed to ... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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LilDame commented on picture ID 100397.

Yeah ik, they are closer relatives to scorpions.... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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rtvanz3691 commented on picture ID 101292.

Thank you for your reply and SpiderID. I too thought its markings were quite striking. I’ll keep an eye out for more of them around my place.... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 101315.

This is a Woodlouse Hunting Spider, Dysdera crocata. They aren't dangerous to people. Their fangs are shaped for hunting a few specific insect species. The fans encircle and overlap at the tips.... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 101292.

This is a Triangulate Cobweaver, Steatoda triangulosa. She's a particularly pretty one, I like her silver and dark brown coloration. Absolutely not a Brown Recluse. Yours isn't dangerous to humans. I have this species in my house. They catch flies and mosquitoes better than other spiders that live indoors in New England. They rarely bite - only in self-defense if they end up with your skin... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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BlueRaz commented on picture ID 100114.

Like TangledWeb said, that's an Eastern Parson Spider. I find them on occasion indoors in Wisconsin, never near any obvious prey. They're fast and lovely!... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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Gtprater64 commented on picture ID 101321.

My husband was raking leaves from the fence line and came across this spider it's about an inch and a half long and has stripes at the beginning of its legs. If you know what its species is I'd like to know... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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xxMielixx commented on picture ID 101319.

Upon further inspection of another picture I got oh his back, I’m pretty sure he is a male grey wall jumper.... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 99525.

Yes, I agree. A Selenops (Flattie).... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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j_staff99 commented on picture ID 99525.

Huntsman of some sort?... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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j_staff99 commented on picture ID 100061.

I agree... likely a female... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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j_staff99 commented on picture ID 99736.

Definitely a fly of some sort anyway... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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Moon commented on picture ID 100057.

Thanks ... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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j_staff99 commented on picture ID 100124.

Very tough to tell from the picture but looks like a male giant crab spider - Olios giganteus... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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amanson commented on picture ID 98993.

Got it, thank you very much!... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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j_staff99 commented on picture ID 100256.

Olios giganteus - giant crab spider... not 100% on the sex... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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j_staff99 commented on picture ID 100397.

This is not a spider, however it is an arachnid - Solifugae... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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j_staff99 commented on picture ID 100418.

Very hard to say but if I were to guess I'd say Giant Crab Spider (Olios giganteus)... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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j_staff99 commented on picture ID 100683.

Agreed... they are all over South Mountain right now. Very beautiful.... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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j_staff99 commented on picture ID 101127.

You'd really have to bother this spider significantly for her to bite you, so I wouldn't worry... they're usually on higher spaces anyway so should be fine... the bite is said to be painful but nothing to worry about. By the way I think you have the right species.... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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j_staff99 commented on picture ID 98993.

Sorry for the late reply. There are very few medically significant spider bites out there - most spider bite injuries arise due to infection of the wound rather than venom. This is basically a harmless spider. There is no need to kill it, and besides, they're not exactly seeking out you or your dogs. Think of them as pest controllers! This is a male, and I imagine they won't hang around long as ge... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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j_staff99 commented on picture ID 101145.

Eratigena sp. - Giant House Spider... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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j_staff99 commented on picture ID 100560.

Looks like a Giant House Spider to me - Eratigena sp.... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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rtvanz3691 commented on picture ID 101292.

I was cleaning a recently purchased piece of used furniture when I discovered this spider on the underside of the furniture. Fortunately I wasn’t bitten. I was concerned it may be brown recluse. Please help identify.... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 101276.

Very cool, a fun mystery! If you can get a photo of it from the front showing the arrangement of the eyes, that would help. Spiders have variable numbers of eyes and they are positioned in different places and arrangements on the front of the spider depending on the family, and genus. It's a weird thing for a animals. If you have extra photos that show different aspects they can be uploaded in... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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LilDame commented on picture ID 101240.

Cute little fella aint he.... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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LilDame commented on picture ID 100915.

I didn't mean any harm. I will ask for now on. I been here for a couple months helping people out and I didn't mean any harm sorry itsybitsy. I wanted to meet you but not like this. You can delete these pictures.... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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LilDame commented on picture ID 100915.

Yea sorry wont do it again... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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Aneil commented on picture ID 101290.

Hi, I am not sure but my son may have been bitten by this spider. He has signs of this. We found this spider the day after in one of his shorts by the side of his bed. Please let me know as he is 5 years old and I know Brown recluse spiders can be dangerous for young kids if bitten. Hope someone can help.... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 100399.

https://www.sciencesource.com/archive/Grant-s-Camel-Spider-in-Negev-Desert-SS22033139.html... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 100514.

http://www.theonlinezoo.com/pages/southern_black_widow.html... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 100516.

https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/where-do-brown-recluse-spiders-live.html... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 100422.

https://www.sciencesource.com/archive/Queensland-Funnel-web-Spider-SS2792270.html... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 100917.

https://ugaurbanag.com/what-type-of-spider-is-this-and-what-is-the-risk/... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 101019.

https://lowbassphotography.tumblr.com/post/176349483529/13-sec-exposure-of-these-golden-silk-orb-weavers... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 101021.

https://www.calacademy.org/explore-science/accounting-for-spiders... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 100375.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cat_Faced_Spider_from_below.jpg... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 100915.

Source: http://bugeric.blogspot.com/2012/07/spider-sunday-whitebanded-fishing-spider.html... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 100915.

This photo belongs to my friend Eric Eaton. Please do not submit images of photos that do not belong to you without permission and the wrong locations or in the case of images that are free to share they should still have proper attribution and locations.... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 101089.

Dolomedes cf. scriptus. (Fishing Spider)... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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chiefredearth commented on picture ID 101282.

Nephila pilipes here is along with its male in this picture.... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 95874.

Thanks, I'm OK-ish. My daily routine has been thrown into a blender though! Hope you're doing well too.... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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Cuttingras commented on picture ID 101214.

How do I get the name on top of it... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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Carissajane commented on picture ID 101280.

It doesn’t seem to make webs really & moves pretty fast when it moves.... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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nemodomi commented on picture ID 101276.

Hi, I have additional info now. This spider's web is "sticky, thick, hard" (as compared to other "average" webs). Thank you again!... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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kelseyeliz07 commented on picture ID 101258.

This isn’t a spider. It looks like a simple light bug. It has wings and only 6 legs... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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kelseyeliz07 commented on picture ID 101270.

Looks like a false widow to me!... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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crowe commented on picture ID 100865.

I have not found anything that works long-term. We keep clearing away their webs and removing them whenever we see them, but they continue to come back during the colder months.Through some additional research, I discovered that these are called Agrarian Sac Spiders.... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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Cuttingras commented on picture ID 101214.

Great!! Thank you!!!... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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TheresaZ commented on picture ID 101272.

Spiny-backed Orb weaver lives poolside in some palm trees He is certainly bizarre looking... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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Pizmo029 commented on picture ID 101268.

Hoping for a positive identification on this spider. Located in swimming pool this morning and it swam to the side and started to climb the tiles.... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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GerberDaisyLady commented on picture ID 100919.

Thank you!... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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LilDame commented on picture ID 101246.

Castianeira crocata... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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LilDame commented on picture ID 101214.

This is a Twin flagged jumping spider.... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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LilDame commented on picture ID 101242.

Golden silk orbweaver... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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LilDame commented on picture ID 101238.

Orchard orbweaver.... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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LilDame commented on picture ID 101236.

This is a wolf spider.... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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Cuttingras commented on picture ID 101214.

Might you know the variety? Cute little spider isn’t she. I’ve been told it’s a girl!... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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LilDame commented on picture ID 101230.

Wolf spider... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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LilDame commented on picture ID 101222.

which*... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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LilDame commented on picture ID 101222.

False widow but not sure shich 1... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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LilDame commented on picture ID 101216.

They are also commonly mistaken for brown recluses.... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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LilDame commented on picture ID 101209.

Jumping Spider.... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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LilDame commented on picture ID 101214.

Jumping spider.... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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LilDame commented on picture ID 101201.

Running Crab spider?... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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LilDame commented on picture ID 101212.

Spiny backed orbweaver.... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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LilDame commented on picture ID 101171.

Thx a lot... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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LizzyG commented on picture ID 101254.

Thanks TangledWeb.... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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klandini commented on picture ID 100865.

I have seen so many of these in my home as well. I have sprayed multiple types of pest control solutions around my home and nothing seems to be working. Have you found anything that works?... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 101171.

You had it, Dark Fishing Spider, Dolomedes tenebrosus.... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 101254.

The quick version: Wolf Spider.... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 101218.

Yes, Platycryptus undatus. And, Wow! The moth looks like it recently emerged from its pupa and hadn't flown yet. It has an interesting eye. The spider looks so happy.... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 101228.

It's a Wolf Spider, very cute too. I don't know which species it is. They aren't dangerous, you can gently pick them up with your hand to put them outdoors - if you are inclined to do such things.... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 98138.

Oh, the possibilities! Spider Christmas Tree Ornaments would be my first experiment. And 3D spider refrigerator magnets........... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 101232.

You're quite welcome! You probably did know my relatives. My grandfather was the City's Santa Claus for photos with kids back then. I liked the city's tacky old Christmas decorations everywhere. The Portuguese sweet bread (Tony's? ) that we bought in Fall River when I was a kid is now distributed throughout New England. I can walk just 5 minutes from home and buy some here in New Hampshire.... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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BratGomes68 commented on picture ID 101232.

Thank you so much for Identifying the spider! I knew a family of Parquettes growing up that lived on Snell Street back in the 70’s & 80’s... Discussion Thread

March 28, 2020
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FormerArachnophobe commented on picture ID 98138.

My wife just bought me a 3d printer for Christmas. *strokes chin* Hmmmmmmmm... Discussion Thread

March 27, 2020
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FormerArachnophobe commented on picture ID 101240.

How neat!... Discussion Thread

March 27, 2020
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FormerArachnophobe commented on picture ID 101234.

I enjoy that lol! The Mayflies are already abuzz in Oklahoma and woodpeckers, mockingbirds, cottontails and a great-horned owl have all been observed. I love this time of year. Spring has certainly sprung!... Discussion Thread

March 27, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 101234.

Welcome back! Cute spider! I've been seeing Jumping Spiders, Thin-Legged Wolf Spiders, and young Steatoda and Parasteatoda, so far, and only caterpillars for insects. Since we are in a Stay Home (or outdoors alone) lockdown, the State Parks are overwhelmed with hundreds of people. I'm volunteering in a cemetery for Billiongraves and hunting insects and spiders. It has become very unusually... Discussion Thread

March 27, 2020
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LizzyG commented on picture ID 101254.

Hey wondering if anyone out there can give a quick ID on this one please? Thanks.... Discussion Thread

March 27, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 101232.

Dysdera Crocata, a Woodlouse Hunting Spider. This is an easy one to ID with a great photo like yours. They aren't dangerous. The specialized fangs of this species are interesting. They scissor together at the points. The prey is pill bugs, which roll into little armored spheres. The spiders' fangs wrap around the sphere and pierce the soft spot on the sides. Each fang can be used like a bu... Discussion Thread

March 27, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 101240.

Actually, it's on a lichen-covered marble gravestone, a little fuzzy textured like the spider.... Discussion Thread

March 27, 2020
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CaptJRiley commented on picture ID 101236.

That board he is on is a 1×6. So that is 1.5" across the top.... Discussion Thread

March 27, 2020
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Texasredneck commented on picture ID 101139.

Cool. I was going to guess hogna carolinensis , Carolina wolf spider given the size. Unless I’m measuring the wrong way. Body length on this one and a few of her buddies was 1.25 inches... Discussion Thread

March 27, 2020
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FormerArachnophobe commented on picture ID 101234.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platycryptus_undatus?wprov=sfti1He was really large for his species. I just moved to a new home and this is the first spider I have encountered so far. It’s a wetter area than I have inhabited before, so I think there are simply more insects to feed upon.... Discussion Thread

March 27, 2020
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GoSpiderGo commented on picture ID 101228.

If anyone can identify this spider, I certainly would appreciate it (tried searching id pages, but can’t seem to find a match). ... Discussion Thread

March 27, 2020
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SEAnderson04 commented on picture ID 101216.

Male Southern House Spider (kukulcania hibernalis). Looks like a space alien, doesn't he? :')... Discussion Thread

March 27, 2020
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SEAnderson04 commented on picture ID 101218.

Seems to be a Tan Jumping Spider. Clearly well fed. ... Discussion Thread

March 27, 2020
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LilDame commented on picture ID 101121.

Ohhh i didnt see that little fella... Discussion Thread

March 27, 2020
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akheloufi commented on picture ID 101121.

Happy for u...just look at the bottom left!... Discussion Thread

March 27, 2020